Katrina Lawrence

April in Paris might be how the song goes, but even the guy who wrote it knew that you ‘have to wait until May before things start popping.’ Come May, the cherry blossoms might have bloomed and gone, but many other flowering trees (such as Paris’s signature horse chestnuts) are at peak loveliness, and provide […]

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Nothing beats early springtime in Paris for sensorial pleasure. There’s the silky feel of the sunshine, which suffuses the still-fresh air with hints of golden warmth. The sweet taste of tantalising new-season treats (such as fraisiers studded with spring’s first strawberries and macarons flavoured with zesty fruits). The delightfully easy-on-the-eye shades of blossoms and blooms, […]

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The cherry blossom might be traditionally emblematic of Japan, but Paris has made the beloved flowering tree its own, too — especially the ‘Prunus Kanzan’ variety, whose exuberant flowers paint the city in pops of pink in early springtime. If you’re hoping to be in Paris for prime cherry-blossom viewing, time your holiday for the […]

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If you and your family find yourself in Paris at Eastertime, you’re in for a treat — or several … Easter is when Paris truly lives up to this period’s traditional theme of rebirth and revival, with the city celebrating a new season, and all the sensorial inspiration that comes along with it. Here are […]

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